Floor-a-palooza liveblog: Part 4
Posted at 7:09 PM on April 3, 2008 by Michael Marchio (1 Comments)
Click here to watch the House in session.
7:10 - They've put the House under call, so the Sergeant-at-Arms is bringing lawmakers into the chamber.
7:11 - The Speaker ruled that Rep. Mullery's point was well taken, and that the "Deadly Force" amendment was not germane. Minority Leader Seifert is appealing the ruling.
7:20 - Rep. Buesgens said that the body elects a president (the Speaker) who is wise and intelligent, to which Speaker Kelliher gave him a big thumbs up. But that the body can overrule that speaker when they feel she is in error. There will be a vote on whether to reject her ruling that declared the Deadly Force bill not germane.
7:24 - Rep. Olson is arguing that the body needs to be consistent in how it defines germaneness, and he's making a good case.
7:30 - They're voting on the speaker's ruling, and its actually quite split. They stand by her ruling 68-64, so there won't be a vote on the Deadly Force amendment.
On that note, I believe that we'll end this liveblogging session here. Thanks to everyone who kept up with the Commissioner's Notes today. Check back tomorrow, I'll be adding the points for the 100(!) or so bills the Senate approved and the many lawmakers who raised their voices today to earn you some points.
I'm miffed that you're hanging out in the house all day and not tracking the senate debate! We've wandered all over the planet and back too.
the cranky senator from the Northside
who missed out on getting an award in person from advocates against sexual violence a couple of hours ago because I've been voting and voting and voting!
Posted by linda higgins | April 3, 2008 7:30 PM